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Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. On this podcast, Abby Rose Morris interviews fat people in all areas of entertainment about where fatphobia shows up in their artistic lives, the fat characters that have impacted them, and the changes they would like to see regarding the treatment of body size in the arts. Join us as we challenge stereotypes of fat bodies, honor the power of representation, and dream of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

More Than Tracy Turnblad Abby Rose Morris

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. On this podcast, Abby Rose Morris interviews fat people in all areas of entertainment about where fatphobia shows up in their artistic lives, the fat characters that have impacted them, and the changes they would like to see regarding the treatment of body size in the arts. Join us as we challenge stereotypes of fat bodies, honor the power of representation, and dream of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

    Funny Girl with Meg Masseron

    Funny Girl with Meg Masseron

    We've made it to the final episode before informal Edinburgh Fringe hiatus! Abby vents about the fatsuits in the recent Elvis and Batman movies, and then chats with theatre journalist Meg Masseron about Beanie Feldstein's unceremonious departure from Funny Girl. Meg and Abby also discuss loving love, cyberbullying, being sexually obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera, and of course L*a M*ch*le.

    Edinburgh Fringe Tickets: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/more-than-tracy-turnblad
    Edinburgh Fringe Fund Raiser: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/more-than-tracy-turnblad-at-the-edinburgh-fringe#/
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt

    Meg's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megmasseron/
    Meg's Twitter: https://twitter.com/megmasseron
    Meg's Muckrack page: https://muckrack.com/meg-masseron-1
    Meg's Funny Girl article in American Theatre Magazine: https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/07/12/fat-failure-why-so-much-rain-on-beanies-parade/

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris
    Abby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_

    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Producer & Host: Abby Rose Morris
    Assistant Producer: Maya Ballester
    Cover art by Abby Martino

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Too Fat To Be Scammed with Yael Tygiel

    Too Fat To Be Scammed with Yael Tygiel

    The world is in shambles so Abby briefly discusses emergency contraception for fat people and gives an update on Edinburgh Fringe prep for More Than Tracy Turnblad the solo show. Then she is joined by writer, producer, host, and creator of The Fat Girl Show Yael Tygiel to chat about Barbizon, hosting, early puberty, dating apps, and reading  fat romance.

    Yael's Website: http://www.yaeltygiel.com/
    Yael's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yaeltygiel/
    The Fat Girl Show: http://www.thefatgirlshow.com/
    The Fat Girl Show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatgirlshow/

    Emergency Contraception & Weight (Patreon article): https://www.patreon.com/posts/68239824
    GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/102e8994
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris
    Abby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_

    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fat Partner Preferred with Ross Wade

    Fat Partner Preferred with Ross Wade

    In the most overshare-y intro segment ever, Abby discusses fat queer stereotypes and how they have showed up in her life. Then she is joined by Ross Wade for a frank discussion about being a man with an eating disorder, preferring a fat partner, and writing for children's animated TV shows. Apologies for the dog sounds in the background, but we promise to post a pic of Ross's adorable Morky on Instagram!

    ***CONTENT WARNING: There is a significant discussion of eating disorders in the first half of this episode. Skip from the end of the intro to about 44:00 to avoid it.***

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris
    Abby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_

    Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt
    Support More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!
    (https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Can We Do Shows Full of Women Where They’re Not Nuns? with Gillian Hassert

    Can We Do Shows Full of Women Where They’re Not Nuns? with Gillian Hassert

    This week, Abby gushes about A Strange Loop, aka the "big, Black, and queer-ass American Broadway show!" Then Gillian Hassert comes on the podcast for a chat about practical props, drag queens, love, and her experiences as an understudy on the national tour of Oklahoma.

    More Than Tracy Turnblad the solo show performs in NYC this Friday at 9:30 and Saturday at 8!
    FRIDAY 6/10 TICKETS: https://donttellmamanyc.com/shows/6691-abby-morris-more-than-tracy-turnblad-6-10-22
    SATURDAY 6/11 TICKETS: https://donttellmamanyc.com/shows/6691-abby-morris-more-than-tracy-turnblad-6-10-22

    Gillian's website: https://www.gillianhassert.com/
    Gillian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gillynotjam/
    Gillian's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gillynotjam?lang=en

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris
    Abby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Jutting Hipbones with Jennifer Weiner

    The Jutting Hipbones with Jennifer Weiner

    In a little catch-up, Abby discusses Lizzo's Big Grrrls, Roe v. Wade, and where to get tickets to the More Than Tracy Turnblad show. Then she is joined by Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of 16 novels, including The Summer Place which came out last week! They talk book cover trends, Carnie Wilson, diet culture, growing up without a TV, school weigh-ins, finding your style in a larger body, and adapting books for the screen.

    *This episode contains a brief mention of suicide when Jen discusses the book "Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York"! Skip forward a couple minutes at 42:23 and you'll be able to avoid it.

    Reserve tickets here for  More Than Tracy Turnblad at Don't Tell Mama on June 10th and June 11th!
    Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt
    Support More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!
    (https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)

    Jen's Website: http://www.jenniferweiner.com/
    Buy The Summer Place: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Summer-Place/Jennifer-Weiner/9781501133572
    Jen's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferweinerwrites/
    Jen's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jenweinerwrites?lang=en
    Jen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenniferweiner

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris
    Abby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Phat Girlz *UNLOCKED*

    Phat Girlz *UNLOCKED*

    *This episode was originally a Patreon exclusive episode posted on March 11th.  If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more, subscribe at patreon.com/morethantracyt!*

    Abby and More Than Tracy Turnblad co-producer Maya Ballester discuss the 2006 film Phat Girlz, starring Mo'Nique.

    ALSO: our fund raiser for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has officially met its goal, but we are keeping the GoFundMe and Venmo open to fund raise for any additional costs that may come up. Thanks so much to all who shared and donated!!!

    Support More Than Tracy Turnblad on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt
    Support More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!
    (https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)

    Maya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maya.ballester/
    Maya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maya_ballester

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris
    Abby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Hamiltonforevs ,

Amazing.

This podcast means the literal world to me. It’s helped me understand fat phobia and helped me become a much better fat activist. Abby is my hero honestly.

Also- if you haven’t already- could you do an episode intro talking about fat representation in anime?

hello_carol_ ,

One single episode changed my life!!!!!

Abby is so thoughtful, articulate and RELATABLE. I listened to the most recent episode on a mini road trip today and I was baffled by how Abby was able to string so many of my recent internal struggles into such perfect sentences. She is candid and doesn’t shy away from the realities of confronting her own complex relationship with her body and the world it inhabits.

sdresch ,

Important perspective that should be increasingly elevated

Abby and her guests have opened my mind to how fat phobic and exclusive so much of the world is, particularly in theater and in entertainment. It shouldn’t be solely on fat folks to do this work to make the rest of us aware of their experiences, but I’m really grateful to Abby for creating this space and sharing her stories and those of her guests.

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